9 to 5 Hiker is Moving to Medium

9 to 5 Hiker is Moving to Medium

9to5hiker.com is leaving WordPress for Medium.com. What does this mean for you? Not much at first. The website will have a new look and join a network of fantastic writers and publications at Medium, but the 9 to 5 Hiker experience will be the same. What does this...
Lighten Up: The North Face HyperAir GTX Jacket

Lighten Up: The North Face HyperAir GTX Jacket

After bumbling and fumbling my way through West Clear Creek last summer, I’m now in the process of shaving weight off my pack—piece by piece. Tackling phase two of lightening my load, I took an upgrade I didn’t consider when weighing my original gear list—the...
How to Survive the End of a Southwest Summer

How to Survive the End of a Southwest Summer

Fall officially started on September 22nd but Arizona missed the memo and will continue to ignore the new season until Halloween. October is the most frustrating month of the year for two reasons—the southwest already endured five full months of heat and temperatures...
Lighten Up: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Lighten Up: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

After bumbling and fumbling my way through West Clear Creek last summer, I’m now in the process of shaving weight off my pack—piece by piece. In the effort of backpack weight loss, most people will start with big ticket items like a tent, sleeping bag, or...
Is the Apple Watch Finally a Legit Outdoors Smartwatch?

Is the Apple Watch Finally a Legit Outdoors Smartwatch?

America’s most popular smartwatch gets a little smarter today. The Apple Watch Series 3 hits stores and major upgrades like the built-in LTE band will probably keep it the king of digital timepieces. For the everyday user, especially one living in Apple’s...
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